Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 5

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 5

 Featured Image: Throwback to my *very first* trip to Stonehenge. It seems like just yesterday I arrived in England with no luggage and no money, yet those first days have already become faded blurs in my memory, replaced by much better memories during my time here. I can’t wait to go home and I can’t bear to leave all at the same time. I have yet to pack up my room, and I have yet to finish my final assignments…

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Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 3

Maria Bell | Exeter, England | Post 3

Featured Image: Looking towards The Coffee Cellar and other shops set into the bank by the river in Exeter. So my fall semester at the University of Exeter has come to an end! Unlike for many other Vassar students studying abroad, my end of term didn’t come with a sense of finality. Rather it brought with it the feeling that I have slowly built a foundation for myself, a launching point for next term when I return to England. There is…

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Evelyn Frick | St. Petersburg, Russia | Post 5

Evelyn Frick | St. Petersburg, Russia | Post 5

Featured Image: A view of the Russian Orthodox Church in Helsinki. I hate being in-transit. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing new places, I just dislike the in between part; the part where one gains or loses time, and isn’t home but hasn’t reached the final destination either. This feeling of liminality is further highlighted by how gross traveling makes me feel. Without fail, every time I enter an airport, I am some level of exhausted and slightly sweaty. And…

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Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 4

Kimberly Nguyen | Exeter, England | Post 4

Featured Image: My friends like this photo the most and sometimes you just have to trust your friends. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin You and your friends have been planning for this day since you’ve met. You’ve had your dress since October and you’ve been learning how to contour for a month. Your bronzer is new and so is…

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Talya Phelps | Prague, Czech Republic | Post 5

Talya Phelps | Prague, Czech Republic | Post 5

Featured Image: Swans always gather in droves in this particular inlet on the Vltava. On this particular afternoon, I also saw a muskrat accepting treats and scratches from passersby. What was the most important outcome of your time abroad? When my study abroad program emailed me the final evaluation questionnaire, I didn’t even know where to begin. Since I touched down in Prague, the questions constantly in the back of my mind have been about personal growth, independence, and everything else…

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